Upgrade Guide

This document describes how to upgrade Flagger.

Upgrade canaries v1alpha3 to v1beta1

Canary CRD changes in canaries.flagger.app/v1beta1:

  • the spec.canaryAnalysis field has been deprecated and replaced with spec.analysis
  • the spec.analysis.interval and spec.analysis.threshold fields are required
  • the status.lastAppliedSpec and status.lastPromotedSpec hashing algorithm changed to hash/fnv
  • the spec.analysis.alerts array can reference alertproviders.flagger.app/v1beta1 resources
  • the spec.analysis.metrics[].templateRef can reference a metrictemplate.flagger.app/v1beta1 resource
  • the metric.threshold field has been deprecated and replaced with metric.thresholdRange
  • the spec.targetRef can reference DaemonSet kind

Upgrade procedure:

  • install the v1beta1 CRDs
  • update Flagger deployment
  • replace apiVersion: flagger.app/v1alpha3 with apiVersion: flagger.app/v1beta1 in all canary manifests
  • replace spec.canaryAnalysis with spec.analysis in all canary manifests
  • update canary manifests in cluster

Note that after upgrading Flagger, all canaries will be triggered as the hash value used for tracking changes is computed differently. You can set spec.skipAnalysis: true in all canary manifests before upgrading Flagger, do the upgrade, wait for Flagger to finish the no-op promotions and finally set skipAnalysis to false.

Update builtin metrics:

  • replace threshold with thresholdRange.min for request-success-rate
  • replace threshold with thresholdRange.max for request-duration
- name: request-success-rate
    min: 99
  interval: 1m
- name: request-duration
    max: 500
  interval: 1m